Cable Price is Insulting

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I am currently a Frontier FiOS customer. Look below at my cable/internet/phone price. See how it increased from $149.57 to $194.29 in 12 months. I didn’t add any services, and yet, the price went up $44.72 in 12 months. If this is not getting screwed, I don’t know what is.

When I first joined Verizon about 10 years ago, my special discount price was about $125/mo. After 2 years of price lock-down, they started to jack up the price on me. I kept calling them to lock down the low price, but they would only give me a higher price than before. And they kept raising the price as if they are testing my limit. And I am finally seeing my limit.

This is it. I refuse to pay more than $150/mo on cable/internet/phone service. $150/mo is $1800 a year. That’s a lot of money. Many people don’t take home $1800 a month. $150 is what I pay for electric, gas, water, and trash collection combined.

Most people I know pay more than $150 on cable TV bundles. Those most people make less money than I do. That’s yet another topic.

Tomorrow I am switching to Spectrum. I will pay $117/mo for the next 12 months. So, I will save $927 in the next 12 months. After 12 months, they will increase the price to $142/mo. I will still save $627.48 a year compared to my current provider. Anyway, I will not pay $1800 a year on TV/Internet/Phone.

I absolutely hate cable companies for jerking us around with insane price and rate increases. I am this close to drop cable TV altogether. They can kiss my ass.

Related Blog: I Cancelled Cable TV (September 5, 2020)